Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia acknowledged top rural economics graduates
Jun 27th 2018 by Katrin Uurman

Minister of Rural Affairs of Estonia, Tarmo Tamm, acknowledged the top graduates of rural economics vocational schools, the Estonian University of Life Sciences and the agriculture and rural economy field at the Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology of Tallinn University of Technology during today’s reception at the Ministry. The reception was held for the 20th time.

“I am sure you have thought what the key to success might be. I can not give you a single key that opens all doors but I can tell you that a professional education and continuous self-improvement are what open doors,” Minister of Rural Affairs, Tarmo Tamm, told the top graduates as he congratulated them. “Take interest in your surroundings, explore, experiment and invent. Do not accept easy answers or outdated solutions to complex problems.  Find new alternatives and offer fresh solutions. Think big and make your ideas a reality! I wish you all a great deal of success, well-thought-out decisions, a beautiful summer and, of course, congratulations for graduating with such high honors!”

In addition, the Vice-Rector of Studies of the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Endla Reintam; the Principal of the Olustvere School of Service and Rural Economics, Arnold Pastak; and the Director General of the Estonian Agricultural Registers and Information Board, Jaan Kallas, conveyed their words of gratitude and motivation.

“How can we combine farmers’ wisdom that has developed throughout the centuries with modern technological possibilities? How can we make sure that our natural environment and soil fertility are preserved and our rural life is sustainable? How can we produce clean and healthy food and be competitive in an ever-increasing market competition? These are the questions, which I hope you will find answers to, dear graduates! You are the ones who can connect traditions with the future!” Arnold Pastak added.

18 best graduates received the Minister of Rural Affairs letter of thanks this year from the following schools: Estonian University of Life Sciences, Järvamaa Vocational Training School, Kehtna Vocational Education Centre, Luua Forestery School, Olustvere School of Service and Rural Economics, Räpina School of Horticulture and Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology of Tallinn University of Technology.

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Angelika Lebedev
Ministry of Rural Affairs of Estonia

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